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Bespoke visits to Klein Constantia Wine Estate in South Africa

Described as one of the world’s most beautiful vineyards, Klein Constantia is set amidst ancient trees and lush greenery on the upper foothills of the Constantiaberg, with superb views across the Constantia Valley and False Bay.

Activities

Klein Constantia

Klein Constantia is custodian to some of the most historic vineyards in South Africa and, indeed, the world. The unique location, climate and soils of our estate call for the making of terroir-driven wines, and it is to this principle that we are deeply committed.

Our 146 hectare wine estate originally formed part of "Constantia", a vast property established in 1685 by Simon van der Stel, the first governor of the Cape. This particular valley was chosen not only for its beauty, but also for the decomposed granite soils on its slopes, gently cooled by ocean breezes.

Wine Tourism

Visit our tasting room all year round and taste some of the best wines the Constantia valley has to offer.

 

Vin de Constance

In the 18th and 19th centuries, Constantia was one of the world’s great sweet wines, but it disappeared with the phylloxera crisis in the late 19th century. Prized by leaders and aristocracy throughout Europe, Constantia’s Vin de Constance was revived by Klein Constantia in 1986, reaffirming this unique natural sweet wine’s place in history. 

Today, Klein Constantia wine estate continues to make some of South Africa’s top wines and the world’s best dessert wine; wines that reflect the cool Constantia climate, as well as our historic tradition.

 

Key features

  • Standard wine tasting
  • Exceptional wine tasting
  • Cellar visit
  • Wine for sale on property
  • Wine shipping available
  • Gift shop
  • View more

Practical Information

Opening hours
Monday to Friday 10.00 – 17.00
Select Public Holidays 10.00 – 16.00

Summer:
Saturdays 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Sundays 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Winter*:
Saturdays 10.00 am – 4.30 pm
Sundays 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

*Please note: winter months are from June to end of August.
We speak
English
We accept groups

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